February 17, 2017
If you’re a comedy lover, Rams Head on Stage has just the night out for you! Hollywood heavy-hitter Rob Schneider will be taking center stage this March for not one but two shows (!) all for your enjoyment.
On Saturday, March 18th, at 6pm and 9pm, Schneider will perform for what’s sure to be a knee-slapping, laughter-filled good time.
If you aren’t familiar with Schneider’s work but still want to attend the show, don’t fret. We’ve prepared a quick refresher so you can confidently watch the show knowing the man behind the mic.
Schneider was born and raised in California and was discovered after he appeared on HBO’s 13th Annual Young Comedians special in the late 80s. From there, he was hired to work as a writer on the acclaimed Saturday Night Live and quickly graduated from writer to full on cast member. He moved on from SNL to appear in countless films like The Beverly Hillbillies, The Hot Chick, and Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (plus Deuce Bigalow:European Gigolo) of which he starred. He’s also partnered with fellow SNL alum Adam Sandler for several films like Grown Ups, 50 First Dates and The Longest Yard.
Schneider’s latest project, Real Rob, follows him and his family on a more personal level as they nagivate everyday life. The series is featured on Netflix.
For those looking to enjoy the show plus more, why not book a room at a great Annapolis hotel and make a weekend of it? The Holiday Inn Express and Suites Annapolis has everything you need to make your stay comfortable. We’re also near the best restaurants in Annapolis, so a pre (or post) show dinner can easily be done!
Enjoy the show, people. You deserve it!
February 5, 2017
St. Patrick’s Day is upon us, Annapolis, and the city is planning something quite special. For an entire week, from March 4th through the 12th, you can celebrate Irish culture ‘til your heart is content.
If you’re not usually in the spirit but want to switch things up in 2017, (resolution, anyone?) here are a few ways you can participate in Annapolis Irish Week.
Irish Week Kick Off Party
Celebrate the start of an exciting week at the Loews Annapolis Hotel where there will be an opening ceremony gala dinner.
Shamrock Bar Crawl
Does a bar crawl that fuses Irish celebration and your favorite drinks sound appealing to you? Then head to downtown Annapolis and let a pipe band guide your way to participating bars.
Annapolis St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The official parade is set for Sunday, March 5th and will take over the streets of historic Annapolis. This family-fun event will feature floats, music and great food.
Irish Week 2017 will be full of exciting events for Ireland natives and Ireland lovers alike. Even if you just want to take a stab at that good old Irish luck, there will be something for you enjoy too!
For those coming into town to celebrate and in need of a downtown Annapolis hotel, the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Annapolis is the place to be! Our property is not only located near Irish Week venues, but we offer special packages too, making our Annapolis hotel the absolute best place to stay. Our military package, for example, provides a discounted rate for all military members and their family.
Book with us, and get ready to celebrate Annapolis Irish Week the right way!
February 1, 2017
Navy supporters out there, this one’s for you!
The Navy Women’s Basketball team will take on American this March and right at home! On Wednesday, March 1st, at 7pm, prepare to shout from the mountaintop, a.k.a. the stands, for your favorite player and your favorite team.
The game is sure to be full of excitement, but the United States Naval Academy definitely has some restrictions. Make sure you check the game day guide beforehand so you can be in accordance with the rules. We’d hate for you to miss out simply because you got to the front gate and realized you’d left your ID at home.
Also remember that the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Annapolis is right around the corner and always here for you. Our property is not only near the Naval Academy, but we offer a military hotel package too. For military members and their families, our downtown Annapolis hotel offers a discounted rate to show our appreciation and respect for what you do.
Get your gear, get your tickets, and get yourself over to the USNA to cheer on your girl!
January 30, 2017
If learning about your city and its values is important to you, then visiting Annapolis’s Maritime Museum is just what you need! Not only does the museum work to educate both the youth and adults about the history of one of the city’s best attractions, but the museum is also overall dedicated to the Chesapeake Bay in every way.
Keep reading for the best reasons to visit this culture-rich museum, and maybe even make it a priority to see it for yourself!
The museum offers walking tours and specialty tours including a World War II-focused tour of Eastport. You can also book a private tour with the curator and director personally for only $8 per person. You can learn about seafood harvesting in the Bay and witness an up-close feeding in their 850-gallon aquarium!
The Maritime Museum is the perfect place for student field trips and educational opportunities across the city. There is a Winter lecture series, interactive exhibits, summer camps and more! The museum also has three core programs, the Little Skipjacks, Chesapeake Champions and the Oyster Education Program, which are completely free for kids.
The Maritime is also one of the best museums in Annapolis because of its prime location. With beautiful views of the Bay itself and the Annapolis Harbor, the museum is not only great for educational purposes, but it’s a sight to behold all on its own.
The museum is also located near our downtown Annapolis hotel and other great attractions in the city. When you stay with us, you can easily fill your mind with knowledge during the day and fill your belly with delicious food afterward because the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Annapolis is close to the best restaurants near the Chesapeake Bay. Rest assured that booking with us will leave you completely worry-free!
Get out and explore the city you love, starting with the Maritime Museum! Maybe you’ll learn something new!
January 20, 2017
All you foodies out there, this one’s for you! Annapolis Restaurant Week is coming to the city, and there’s sure to be something for every type of eater to enjoy!
If you’ve been wondering, for example, what the hype was about that new Italian restaurant or you’ve been dying to try the new steakhouse near your house, the time is now!
Annapolis Restaurant Week, presented by The Annapolis Partnership, will take over the city February 22nd to the 28th. For seven straight days, participating restaurants will open their doors with fixed pricing on their best entrees.
Whether you want to go at it alone, (it’s 2017, and no one’s judging!) or take the family out for a nice meal, the choice is all yours. Restaurants will be offering a two-course breakfast for $12.95, two-course lunch for $15.95 and a three-course dinner for $34.95.
For those looking to make a total experience out of this exciting event, the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Annapolis offers quality and affordable Annapolis accommodations! Enjoy your three-course meal with the peace of mind knowing that a warm, comfortable bed is waiting for you. Our downtown Annapolis hotel offers great amenities like free premium cable, free hot breakfast and free high-speed WiFi. Our spacious suites even come with Whirlpool tubs! Imagine yourself eating a delicious meal then later soaking in a relaxing bath. Sounds nice, right?!
Note: make sure to check The Annapolis Partnership’s site for a list of participating restaurants closer to the date.
Eat well, Annapolis!
January 9, 2017
The big day is rapidly approaching, Annapolis. The day you look forward to every year. The day you love because you’re able to spoil and pamper your significant other like it’s nobody’s business. Well guess what?! We care about that day too, which is why we’re here to help!
In honor of this day of love, we’ve prepared a list of the best restaurants in the city for you to have a Valentine’s Day to remember.
O’Leary’s Seafood – 310 Third Street
This Annapolis eatery has been satisfying palates since 1983. Choose from dishes like Smoked Salmon Bruschetta, Black Sea Bass and desserts like a classic Créme Bruléé. There’s also dozens of wine and bubbly to choose from if you want to make the evening even more magical.
Osteria 177 – 177 Main Street
This Italian restaurant is owned and run by Verona-raised Arturo Ottaviano. Talk about authenticity! Osteria 177 has been rated one of the top restaurants in Annapolis, so if you and your love are equally obsessed with Italian, this is the place to be! Choose from dishes like Caprese & Melon, Linguine alle Vongole and Pollo al Marsala. Pair your meal with a Glass O’Punch, a signature drink so special, the server has to break it down for you.
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse – 301 Severn Avenue
Valentine’s Day is not any old day, and Ruth’s Chris is not any old steakhouse. This restaurant is internationally known and for good reason. There, both you and your date can enjoy signature dishes like their Spicy Lobster Bites, Lamb Chops or a Maryland Style Crab Cakes.
But we know Valentine’s Day is not only about good eating! The Holiday Inn Express and Suites Annapolis is also offering an amazing Valentine’s Day hotel package! Book at our relaxing Annapolis hotel and get a two-night stay plus a bottle of wine and chocolate! This means you can eat all the amazing food you want and later get all the rest and relaxation you need.
Make your reservations, and book your room today. With us, you’ll be celebrating your love long after February 14th!
January 2, 2017
It’s a new year, guys. New year, new you, right? RIGHT! If you’re one of the people whose new year resolution was to be more daring or to be more adventurous or simply to have more fun, we’ve got just the event for you!
Here at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Annapolis, we want to hold you to your resolutions and goals, and this year’s Polar Bear Plunge may be just what you need!
Imagine the thrill of an exciting (albeit icy) dip into the Chesapeake Bay with likeminded people! Imagine the looks on your friends’ faces when you tell them your tough-as-nails story about jumping into frigid waters for a great cause. They’ll have no choice but to admire you, and you’ll have conquered your goal of being bolder in 2017. Sounds like a win all around, right?
Well, there’s actually even more incentives to participate!
The Polar Bear Plunge is in its 21st year of having people from all over plunge into the Bay to raise funds for Special Olympics Maryland. This is the state’s largest organization dedicated to providing for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. And not only are you helping those in need, but you can also walk away with cool, commemorative prizes!
Now, we know what you’re probably thinking, but don’t worry about the cold! Book with the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Annapolis, and let us provide you with everything you need to get warm and cozy!
Our hotel near Chesapeake Bay offers Whirlpool tubs for you to soak those cold bones and relaxing and accommodating rooms to get the rest you deserve. We’re also close to the best restaurants in Annapolis, so you have plenty to choose from to satisfy that worked up appetite.
The Polar Bear Plunge sounds a great way to kick off 2017, Annapolis! Get prepared today!
December 26, 2016
How are you planning to celebrate New Year’s Eve? We’re sure you’re aware, but bringing in a new year is a big deal. It’s a time of reflection, celebration and hope. It’s a joyous time to think about everything you plan to do in the upcoming year, but also a time to honor everything you’ve accomplished so far.
Well, if you’re planning to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Annapolis, we have quite the event for you! Head down to City Dock, near our downtown Annapolis hotel, and get ready to bring in 2017 the right way. There will be activities for everyone to partake in practically all day long.
Earlier in the day, there will be fireworks, entertainment and food for everyone from couples to the little ones to enjoy. Later in the evening, there will be a party with live music for you to dance and sing away 2016. And as the clock strikes 12, a fireworks show will illuminate the Annapolis Harbor.
The event is completely free and open for all who want to celebrate the passing of another year and the beginning of a new one.
Here at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Annapolis, we hope you have a fantastic New Year’s Eve!
December 5, 2016
By now, we know you’re pretty deep in the holiday spirit. You probably have your Christmas tree up, and your house is beautifully decorated in all the wreaths and icicle lights you could find, and there’s nothing wrong with that! It’s the holiday season, and everyone, especially the city of Annapolis, wants you to enjoy it!
In fact, the city wants its people to enjoy it so much that they’re holding special activities and events throughout the month of December just to stay in the spirit.
Keep reading for what you can look forward to this month…
On December 8th, select stores in downtown Annapolis will keep business going all the way until midnight! This means you have even more time to procrastinate on gift buying! On December 15th, stores will stay open until 11pm. And even if you aren’t into late-night shopping, the area will be full of live music and holiday entertainment for your pleasure.
Chocolate Binge Festival
It’s a festival…celebrating chocolate. There will be local vendors, music, shopping and entertainment all over West Street on Sunday, December 4th. From 12pm to 5pm, it’s wonderfully encouraged that you satisfy your sweet tooth in the best possible way. There will also be a fire pit for you to cuddle with loved ones and maybe even compete for the all-around best smores technique.
Lights on the Bay
Bring the family out to experience the holiday festivities at its brightest! This year marks the 20th anniversary of Lights on the Bay, and from now until January 1st, all are welcomed and encouraged to come out and enjoy the show. Every night from 5pm-10pm, Sandy Point State Park will be lit with amazing features representing Annapolis. There will also be a 16-foot teddy bear lighting the Chesapeake Bay, so be prepared to be amazed.
For those of you traveling into town this year, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Annapolis has everything you need to be comfortable. Our affordable Annapolis hotel offers free WiFi and free breakfast every day. We’re also one of the best hotels near downtown Annapolis, so commuting to these amazing events is the least of your worries.
Book with us today, and leave your stresses behind. It’s the holiday season!
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December 1, 2016
The holiday season is upon us, Annapolis! The lights, the music, the delicious comfort food – it’s all necessary for holiday joy. Another classic staple of the holidays are the glorious gifts, and we’d be doing you a disservice if we didn’t mention the resources you have at your disposal.
So here’s the truth: that Christmas list isn’t getting any shorter, and you know you love giving gifts and watching your loved ones gleam probably more than they love receiving them. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.
The opportunity to spread holiday cheer is now, and Annapolis has some of the best shops and boutiques to choose from.
There’s Annapolis Towne Centre, for one, located within walking distance to our top rated downtown Annapolis hotel. This outdoor shopping mall has several stores including Lululemon Athletica, so that aunt of yours who vows to lose 10 pounds every year can kick off her resolution in style. There’s also Brooks Brothers, Anthropologie, Origins, Bed Bath & Beyond and Pier 1 Imports to name a few.
Another shopping venue you’re privy to is the Westfield Annapolis Mall. This mall, also located near the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Annapolis, is the largest mall in the entire region. Whether you need to find those perfect leather boots for Dad, a delicate new charm for Mom or even the latest Apple gadget for your oh-so-annoying little brother, Westfield Mall is the place to go.
There’s also countless boutiques and shops for those of you who prefer to support local businesses. Historic downtown Annapolis is sure to have something for even the most particular family members, so don’t you fret!
Honestly, between your unwavering desire to gift those you love and the wide variety of shops in Annapolis, those Christmas lists don’t stand a chance.
Get ready to shop, people!
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